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  1. Farmer Kitty
    I decided that I needed a coop for the chicks. Last year I made a sheltered area in their run but, it was a hassle. So I started thinking what type. It will only be used for a few months of the year so I didn't want to put alot of money into it and yet I wanted something that would work without a lot of hassle. Then I remembered the old wooden calf hutches that were so popular years ago before the poly ones came out. I adapted the plans for the calf hutch to make a chick coop that when not in use as a chick coop can be used for a calf hutch when we need an extra one!
    It took 10-2x4x8 and 4 sheets of plywood and we used some scrap lumber we had for the popdoor and it's tracks.
    The basic frame work. Built out of 2x4's.

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    We will be adding some more to this basic frame as we go.
    The plywood sides-we used 1/2 inch and full 4x8 sheets.

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    The ends which are 1/2 sheet for the back which we cut a people door in and 1/4 sheet for the the solid part of the front with the other 1/4 sheet having the chick door and vent in it. The quarter sheet with the chick door can be removed and that then becomes the door for calves.
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    Here is the back with the door on. And the backdoor open.
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    The back door from the inside to show the added framework and latch. The pop door from the inside.
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    The finished chick coop!
    The front with removable door panel. One of the sides.
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    The other side. The back with the door for humans!
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    Now I need to do the run!
    More coming as I finish!
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  1. Molpet
    how has the flat roof held up over the years @Farmer Kitty ?

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